Tips to speed up Firefox

Who wants to slooowly surf the web.
Firefox 3.x works great out of the box, but here are some configuration changes to speed it up (browsing and startup).

1) Turn on TraceMonkey (Javascript complier).

Type about:config in the Address bar and press Enter.
In the filter textbox, type
javascript.options.jit.chrome
Double-click on the value javascript.options.jit.chrome to turn it on (true)

Here is the link where I found this information.

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2) Increase you piplines (increases the number of concurrent requests to the server)

Type about:config in the Address bar and press Enter.
Type network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining in the Filter field.
Under the Filter field the preferences should appear . Click on them and set them to
true
Type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests in the Filter field. Under the Filter field the preference should appear. Click on it and set the value to 10 or to whatever value to wish (anyway no more than 30). 

 

   Here is the link where I found this information.

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Browser Compatibility Check for IE versions

When doing web development you rarely have a one browser to support.  Having to test with multiple browsers is hard and even more difficult with different versions of the same browsers.  Now there is a solution for different versions of IE.  I used to keep different VM’s with
different versions of IE.  That was quite a pain.

There is now a tool that will allow you to view you web pages in different versions of IE (5.5, 6, 7, and 8).

Optimize Firefox (speed it up)

For Firefox being such a good browser, I was surprised to find out to find out that Firefox can run faster.  There are some Firefox settings that can be adjusted to speed up your browsing experience.

Of course type about:config in the address to get to the Firefox settings.

Change the following settings:
network.http.pipelining from false to true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests from 4 to 15
network.http.proxy.pipelining from false to true

Then add a new entry nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set it’s value to 0.

This will speed up your Firefox browsing experience.